The Tomco Blog

Drawing the Line on Master Suite Remodeling

By Tom Schiebout May 19, 2017

One of the biggest questions when remodeling or creating a master bedroom suite often is where to draw the line. Expanding into adjacent spaces literally comes at a price. It’s important to ask yourselves. What is the resale impact from eliminating a small, unused bedroom? Will we achieve the right storage space where we need it? Will the new floor plan’s traffic flow and sight lines make sense? This master project, which we recently completed in Anoka, illustrates a number…

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Andover DIYrs Discover Benefits of Hiring Tomco Company Pros

By Tom Sweeney May 15, 2017

Ted and Chris Moore are avid do it yourselfers. The Andover couple built their deck, installed hardwood flooring, reoriented the kitchen island and painted their house. But when it came time to remodel their master bathroom this year, they hired Tomco Company. They wanted professional quality tiling, electrical and plumbing and an experienced general contractor to coordinate the various tradesmen and complete the project on time and on budget. With Tom Schiebout and Tomco Company they got both. The Moores…

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For Life! Lessons in Successful Remodeling

By Tom Sweeney March 16, 2017

Tomco Company  takes pride in being your contractor for life.  Gary and Kristin Johnson are proof it works. They hired Tomco Company for the first remodeling project 13 years ago. Since then Tom Schiebout and his crew have been back several times for additional interior and exterior projects. They finished the most recent in the past month. The New Brighton couple says they choose Tomco because they are confident the work will be done right and will last. They count…

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Full-feature, curb-free shower ideal for aging in place

By Tom Schiebout February 13, 2017

Coordinated hand shower, seat and grab bars complete curb-free shower design Phil and his wife are inspirations for aging on one’s own terms. Although in their 80s, both still work outside the home. They mostly heat their house with dead wood harvested from their bucolic 10-acre property. And they are determined to enjoy their peaceful country life as long as they are physically able. The couple experienced a curb-free shower for the first time at a hotel last year and knew…

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Remodeling with Your Future in Mind

By Tom Schiebout February 12, 2017

From chilly porch to cozy family room With two growing children, Brian and Tiffany White were rapidly outgrowing their 1,100 sf New Brighton home and approached Tomco Company for help. Recommended against raising the roof First, they asked us to bid on raising the roof and adding a full second level. I talked them out of it because I felt they could not have recouped much of the sizeable investment at resale. Although the home featured an attached two-car garage, vehicles…

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Integrating white kitchen with open plan

By Tom Schiebout September 9, 2016

White kitchens still are popular, but they are changing. This Tomco Company project in Blaine is a great example. The original 1996 kitchen was all white: cabinets, counters, appliances and floor. However, the adjacent great room was a mix of honey oak cabinets and millwork, green marble tile and brass. Fast forward 20 years and the same open floor plan now looks like it was freshly built with clean lines and upscale character. We worked with the homeowners, Cornelia and…

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